Chaharshanbe Suri at Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver (Image: mohammadali / CC, Flickr)
Written by Tamara Lee, originally posted to The Westcoast Reader, March 2014
Nooruz is the Persian New Year. Sometimes it is spelled “Nowruz” and sometimes it is spelled “Norooz”. The word means “new day” in the Persian language. It is a time to celebrate the first day of spring and the first day of the Persian new year.
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver, B.C. Photo by Kim Stallknecht/The Vancouver Sun
Written by Nila Gopaul. Originally posted to The Westcoast Reader, March 2015
St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday.
On this day, people celebrate
the life of St. Patrick.
St. Patrick was born in the year 387.
He brought Christianity to Ireland.
Experts believe St. Patrick
died on March 17, 461.
So this is the day the holiday is observed. Watch Irish dancing and listen to Irish language on the next page.